Wish you all a Very Happy and Prosperous Diwali !!!!



 
Masala Corn is a healthy, tasty ,quick and easy to prepare snack. It is almost every ones favorite.It is made from boiled Sweet Corn kernels by adding butter, lemon juice and a few spices.

Ingredients :-

2 cups boiled sweet corn kernels (makai ke dane)
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tbsp butter
1 tsp chaat masala
1/2 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp black pepper powder (Kali Mirch ) (Optional)
salt to taste

Method:-

1) First Rinse the corn kernels with water. If you are using fresh corn on the cob, separate the kernels from the corn.

 






2) Boil the corn kernels in water for 6-7 minutes or until they become soft. OR You can also microwave them for 2-3 minutes instead.



3) Drain the water from the corn.
4) Heat the butter in a broad non-stick pan, add the sweet corn kernels, and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.



5) Add the chilli powder, chaat masala, lemon juice and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.


6) Serve immediately Warm.You can also prepare this recipe in advance and reheat it slightly at the time of serving.

Spiny Gourd /Kantola

Teasle gourd or Kantola is available across most parts of India during monsoons. Some may know it is as Akakarkaya , spiny gourd ,kekrol, kakrol, bhat korola, kartoli  ,Metha Karela etc .One cannot deny the health benefits of this vegetable. It belongs to the bitter gourd family but is not bitter in taste  but it tastes  delicious.

Health Benefits of the Kantola Vegetable-

     Rich in Proteins and iron .
     High in fiber and anti-oxidants and thus very useful for easy digestion
    Reduces blood sugar level in diabetic patients
    Reduces the chances of cancer
    Helps anti-aging
    Improves eyesight
    Reduces excess sweating (Hyperhidrosis)
   It exhibits anti-allergen and analgesic properties  that provide relief from cough and cold and also     prevent it.
   Lactating mothers can eat this veggie to decrease the problem of vomiting in infants.
  Great source of phytonutrients and low in calories
  Helps in weight loss as it contains very less calories .If we eat 100 gms of this kantola curry we get   only 17 calories.

How to use Kantola

The fresh green colored variety of this vegetable is edible. The skin packs a lot of nutrients and hence should not be removed while cooking.


Definitely include this vegetable in your diet and get its benefits.




Chintakaya Pachadi / Raw Tamarind Chutney is a tangy chutney prepared using raw tender Tamarind or fresh Tamarind, which is very famous in Andhra and Telangana households.This chutney is Lip smacking and is simply delicious with hot piping plain rice.

Ingredients :-

Raw tamarind : 15 to 20
Green chillies - 10
Salt to taste
Asafoetida / Hing - a pinch
Split Urad Dal -1/4 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds _ 1/4 tsp
Oil - 2 tsps
Curry leaves - 1 springs.

Method:-

1) Wash thoroughly raw tamarind  and green chilles under running water .
2) Dry them fully. Wipe the tamarind pieces with cloth to remove the water. Cut in to pieces.
3) Grind all the ingredients green chilly, salt, raw tamarind in a mixer or blender to get the coarse texture.



4) Adjust the seasoning.
5) Add Oil to Kadai, add mustard seeds when it splutters then add cumin seeds , urad dal , hing ,curry leaves.
6) Add grounded Tamarind chutney to this seasoning , mix well and fry for 1 minute and switch off the flame.




7) Chutney is ready to eat or store.
8) Serve it with hot rice and dollop of ghee..

  
Tips:-

 Raw tamarind should be tender one otherwise it will have seeds.
You can either fry green chillies with/without oil or you can use raw ones.
The shelf life of this pachadi is 3-4 days without refrigeration and 10-14 days with refrigeration.




Ganesh Chaturthi / Vinayak Chaturthi / Vinayaka Chavathi is one of the biggest festivals celebrated all over India with great pomp and serenity. This year Ganesh Chaturthi falls on 13th September 2018.Lord Ganesha the God of Wisdom ,Prosperity ,the remover of obstacles and sorrows is welcomed with much devotion for the 10 days celebrations.

 The recipes which are prepared during Ganesha Chaturthi festival varies from state to state.We all know that Lord Ganesha is a God who loves to eat. That is why, the celebration comes with the preparation of variety of special sweet recipes on this occasion, with the most popular one being "Modaks and Ladoos".

 Here are some of the delicious , quick and easy recipes, you can prepare for Ganesh Chaturthi as Naivedyam / offering / Prasadam to Lord Ganesha.

Click on the Names for  detailed Recipes :

 Kaju Besan Khoya Ladoos                 Seasame Seeds Modak                  Mawa / Pedha Modaks

Dry Fruits Modak                                           Ukadiche Modak                         
                                                                                                                                                                                                    
  
Daliya Ladoo                                                      Aval / Poha  Ladoo                                  Medu Vada                               




May Lord Ganesha destroy all your worries, sorrows and tensions and fill your life with love and happiness. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to all of you !!!

Ganesh Chaturthi / Vinayaka Chavithi  is the festival celebrated on the birthday of Lord Ganesh .A modak is a sweet dumpling popular in Western, eastern and Southern India.  Modak is believed to be the favorite food of Lord Ganesha. During the Ganesh Chaturthi puja twenty-one modaks are offered as offering to the deity.
                          In India many kinds of modaks are made. Steamed modaks with different different fillings, fried modaks, semolina modaks, wheat flour modaks, mava modaks, chocolate modaks ,Motichoor modaks, Besan modaks etc.  Try these delicious modaks on this Ganesh Chaturthi.
 Here are the variety of  Ganesha’s favorite Modaks.

Click on the Names for Recipes  

 Modak with Seasame Seed Jaggery /Til gur Stuffing
http://www.momrecipies.com/2015/09/ukadiche-modak-modhagam-modak-with.html


http://www.momrecipies.com/2015/09/ukadiche-modak-steamed-modak-modhakam.html

http://www.momrecipies.com/2014/08/modak-fried-modak.html



                                                                        Dry Fruits and Nuts Modak


                                                                          Mawa Modak / Pedha Modak


http://www.momrecipies.com/2018/08/til-modak-sesame-seeds-modak-modak.html
Ganapati Bappa Morya !!!

May this Ganesh Chaturthi bring peace upon the land and lots of love between people.
Happy Ganesh Chaturthi !!!

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